Welcome to the GMUG National Forest!
Happy Holidays! The 2015 Capitol Christmas Tree is a 74 ' Lutz Spruce cut from the Chugach National Forest in Alaska. The tree was cut on October 27 and travelled over 4,000 miles by land and sea to its final destination - the lawn of the Capitol Building. Thousands of decorations adorning the tree are handmade by Alaska residents. More....
The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests are a combination of separate National Forests located on the western slope of the Colorado Rockies. These three combined Forests cover 3,161,900 acres of public land in the central and southern Rocky Mountains, an area that lies south of the Colorado River and west of the Continental Divide with some of the most spectacular scenery in the Rockies.
The Forests vary in elevation from 5,800 feet above sea level in Roubideau Creek Canyon to 14,309 feet on Uncompahgre Peak.
The Forests include spectacular features like the 355 foot high Bridal Veil falls; the Grand Mesa with over 300 lakes, one of the world's largest flat top mountains; and the Alpine Tunnel, once the highest railroad tunnel in North America.